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Bluegrass

How many radio stations can say a musical genre was born on its airwaves? On a Saturday night in December 1945, bluegrass music as we know it today began when a twenty-one-year old young man by the name of Earl Scruggs stepped up to the WSM microphone on the Ryman Auditorium stage to play the five-string banjo with a three-finger roll as part of Bill Monroe’s band. This was the final ingredient in a sound that also included guitarist/lead singer Lester Flatt, fiddler Chubby Wise, and bass player Cedric Rainwater, and of course the Father of Bluegrass, Monroe, himself. Listeners can still hear the sounds of Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys on 650 AM WSM.

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Station Inn Sessions

If you love great acoustic music, a visit to Nashville’s storied Station Inn is a must. And if you love the Station Inn, you simply have to tune in to “Station Inn Sessions.”

 

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Into The Blue

Sunday, 9pm - 12am.

Hosted by Nashville's four-time IBMA Broadcaster of the Year Terry Herd.

 

 

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Grand Ole Opry 

Beginning just a few weeks after WSM first hit the airwaves in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry is not only the show that made country music famous, it’s the most famous show in country music.

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The Golden Era Of The Grand Ole Opry 

Saturday, following the Grand Ole Opry.

The Golden Era spins pure gold.